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Pickup truck being towed by motor home destroyed by fire
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Spearfish fire crews along with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol responded to a pickup on fire on I-90 Thursday afternoon. The driver of an eastbound RV pulling a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup noticed smoke coming from the towed vehicle. The p...
December 5, 2019

Sturgis man sentenced to life for killing of Jessica Rehfeld
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Sturgis man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the murder of his former girlfriend, Jessica Rehfeld. Jonathon Klinetobe had earlier plead guilty to aiding and abetting first degree manslaughter. After four days of test...
December 5, 2019

Rising violent crime by children a concern
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about rising violent crime by children. Some as young as 12, says FOP Vice President Tim Doyle, some in trouble time and again. "We're dealing with the same kids over and over. They're stealing a car and...
December 5, 2019

RCAS aiming to install vaping detectors in middle, high schools
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Area School District is working to install vaping detectors in middle and high schools. Superintendent Dr. Lori Simon says vaping is on the rise and is currently among the top violations. The district is expressing their concern to Govern...
December 5, 2019

Furnace Explosion reported in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City fire crews responded to a report of a furnace explosion Thursday morning. In a twitter posting, Rapid City fire says stations 1 and 4 were sent to a home in the 1600 block of East Tallent Street. That is on the east end of Rapid City. Fire of...
December 5, 2019

Sturgis Ambulance signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members
STURGIS, S.D. - In November, Sturgis Ambulance signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The Statement of Support confirms Sturgis Ambulance joins other employers in pledging: We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re...
December 5, 2019

Winter Storm causes collapse of antenna with weather transmitter
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The KCOW radio antenna tower located in Chadron State Park that held the NOAA weather radio transmitter (KXI-20), collapsed on Saturday, 30 November. A significant weekend winter storm impacted the area and the combination of freezing fog, freezing drizzle, and...
December 5, 2019

Noem visits Rapid City to discuss budget proposal
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem stopped in Rapid City yesterday to drum up support for her budget proposals for next year. At the Rushmore Hotel, Noem reiterated money is tight and she is instructing state agencies to scale back spending. However, some of Noem&rsq...
December 4, 2019

Head of the South Dakota Legislative Research Council stepping down
PIERRE, S.D. - The Director of the South Dakota Legislative Research Council will be stepping down following the 2020 legislative session. LRC Director Jason Hancock today confirmed to the South Dakota Broadcasters Association that he submitted his resignation to the Legislature...
December 4, 2019

Senator being sued by USD student
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Soon to be resigning Republican state Senator Stace Nelson is being sued by a second-year University of South Dakota law student in Vermillion for kicking him off his Facebook page. Jeff Church says in the complaint filed in federal court in Sioux Falls that ...
December 4, 2019

Pine Ridge man sentenced to prison for fatal shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A judge sentenced Myles Tuttle to 9 years in prison Wednesday after Tuttle pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Vincent Brewer III in 2016 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. According to prosecutors, Brewer w...
December 4, 2019

Report of weapon puts Douglas Schools on secure status Wednesday
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with an incident at Douglas Middle School Wednesday. The entire Douglas School District was placed on secure status after a report of a student with a weapon. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office say...
December 4, 2019

Communities struggle with nursing home closures
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The number of rural communities with few options for elder care continues to grow across South Dakota. The Hudson Care and Rehab Center in the southeastern corner of the state was the most recent closure, and marked the sixth nursing home center closure in the...
December 4, 2019

Investigators say plane that crashed near Chamberlain took off in poor conditions
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D.--We’re learning more details about a deadly plane crash in South Dakota last weekend that took nine lives and injured three others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says the pilot filed an instrument flight rules plan with the FAA and recei...
December 4, 2019

North Dakota company to build portion of border wall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that has long claimed it can build a U.S.-Mexico border wall cheaper and faster than competitors has been awarded a contract to construct 31 miles of new wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona....
December 4, 2019
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